choreography. dance. performance. dramaturgy. artistic research

Korina Kordova is an artist working from within the intersections of dance, choreography, performance, and visual arts. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, she is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her practice unfolds as live choreographic works, scores in both written and aural forms, installations, and other hard-to-name-things. Interested in processes of transposition, trans-corporeality, healing, divination, and myth-making, her work draws from feminist new materialisms, ecological thinking, and decoloniality. She creates mutating spaces for deep slow breaths, pelvic thoughts, and magic. She’s also a facilitator of body-based artistic processes, and has recently started to work as a curator and dance dramaturge.

Since 2017 she’s been developing dialogic practices between human and extrahuman, thinking of artistic practices as ecology, researching nonmodern and/or non-Western epistemologies, and facilitating discursive practices related to ecological art, communication beyond the human, sustainability, and decolonial aesthetics. In 2022, in collaboration with choreographer Bianca Mendonca (DE/BR), she initiated and curated the project POSTAPOCALYPTIC ENCOUNTERS -a series of events gathering people interested in ways of thinking, moving and creating which stem from non-Eurocentric bodies of knowledge.

Her artworks have been presented in such contexts as Festival Tanztage Berlin (DE), Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (CZ), TanzArt Ostwest in Giessen (DE), Art Stations Foundation in Poznań (PL), Teatr Studio and Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (PL), Dança no MIS – Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo (BR), Mostra PARALELA in Uberlândia (BR), Mostra Cult Dance in Brasília (BR), Outdoor gallery at På Sergels torg and Gallery ID:I in Stockholm (SE), among others.

As a dancer/performer, Korina has worked with dance and theatre companies, as well as with autonomous choreographers and directors in Europe and the Americas for the last 20 years. She trained as a dancer in her native São Paulo and in the Netherlands, and earned a Masters in Performance Practices from ArtEZ University of the Arts (NL). In 2021 she undertook an internship in the Master Program in Choreography at the Stockholm University of the Arts (SE). She also holds a Bachelors in Social Communication/ Journalism from Faculdade Cásper Líbero, São Paulo (BR). In 2023 she completed the postmaster ‘Materialities; energies’ at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She was a scholarship holder at the Alternative Dance Academy 2012 at Old Brewery New Dance, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in Poznań (PL), where she was also an artist-in-residence in the frame of the program Solo Project 2013. In the same year, she participated in Choreo Lab – Zurich/Warsaw (CH/PL), a Pro Helvetia programme for young choreographers.

She’s a co-founder of Centrum w Ruchu/ Center in Motion – an association of choreographers based in Warsaw (PL). She’s currently a Board member of INSISTER SPACE, an artist driven organisation, platform, and network for freelance artists within the field of dance and choreography in Sweden. Korina has been selected a 2024 Global Connector within the IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts.

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